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Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
rejoice. the washington redskins have a new head coach. what mike shanahan is saying about his plans to lead the team to victory. >>> signed, seal, and today he was delivered. hello, everybody. i'm jim hanley. >> i'm wendy rieger. >>> first we have breaking news about washington wizards star gilbert arenas. let's go live to lindsay and dan. what happened today? >> hey, guys. nationally this has been a much bigger story than the mike shanahan issue. today, gilbert arenas has been suspended indefinitely by nba commissioner david stern. due to his ongoing conduct, gilbert arenas not fit to take the court in an nba game. i think anybody that saw the sports page this morning, gilbert's clowning around is not helping his cause. >> it's not. people look at different things that he does as far as the social networking, the twitter. i think that the powers that be obviously look at the kind of behavior that he has besides the incident that they are disciplining him for. they say there is an issue that has to be taken care of. >> gilbert brought some guns into the locker room, played a p
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Jan 5, 2010 4:00pm EST
but updated lists are not yet deployed. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> we are waiting for president obama to speak. we'll bring that to you as soon as he comes out. >>> there was a security scare in bakersfield, california, today. a checked bag tested positive for possible traces of hazardous materials. two tsa workers were reportedly overcome by fumes from the substance. the airport was evacuated and flights in and out of the airport were suspended. a hazmat team determined the substance was not explosive. >>> tonight, secret service is investigating a third person who was able to crash the white house state winner last november. the "washington post" identified the uninvited guest as carlos allen, a d.c. party promoter. allen is founder of hush society magazine. he was a guest here in november when he discussed his organization's plan to provide thanksgiving dinner to the less fortunate. allen reportedly came into the party with the indian delegation. secret service is trying to determine how the salahis got into that dinner. the president was never in any danger bec
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Jan 14, 2010 4:00pm EST
ining that national security front. for that, we go to pete williams in our washington newsroom. pete? >> brian, the department of homeland security says it's taking additional steps to increase aviation security. we're told this is in response to new intelligence indicating that al qaeda in yemen is planning another attack on the u.s. these steps include variations on what's been done since the discovery of the christmas-day bomb plot. the homeland security secretary janet napolitano says these new measures will increase the time it takes to get through security, especially for flights from overseas into the u.s., brian. >> all right. pete williams on wt is now the other story we'll be covering when we join you for nbc "nightly news" on this nbc station later this evening. as we continue our coverage of this continuing humanitarian disaster, the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake here in haiti. for my colleagues, i'm brian williams. nbc news, port-au-prince, haiti. >>> welcome back here to "news4 at 4." more now on our coverage of the earthquake in haiti. amid reports that the death tol
NBC
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
. this weekend, though, the wind chills were 5 degrees to 10 degrees below zero. 25 the reading in washington, d.c. i-81, just a few flurries. the wind has eased up. so what can you expect this evening. once again it will be a cold night for us. we're talking about the possibility of snow coming up this week. >> you've got our attention. >> if you're outside for just a few minutes, you know it is bone chilling out there. news 4 megan's mcgraph spent the morning out in the bitter cold to see just how folks are coping. >> waiting and freezing at the bus stop. commuters who dressed in layers held their own. those who didn't were very cold. >> it's so cold. >> i have on a thermal, a fleece, another shirt. i have shorts on under these pants and the boots on. so it's no joke out here. >> reporter: factor in the wind chill and it felt like 10 degrees in some places. anything wet froze solid, including lanes of out of bounds branch avenue at best of your knowledge hill road. cars had to veer to the right to misa big patch of ice. >> maybe quarter of a mile. >> reporter: that sounds dangerous. >> it is.
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Jan 8, 2010 4:00pm EST
degrees below zero. it's 18. that's what it feels like right now in washington, d.c. 11 in hagerstown. 20 it feels like currently in richmo richmond, virginia. low windchills for tonight and tomorrow morning. and really even for this weekend. it will be breezy. we're talking about highs for the weekend being below freezing. so by 7:00, we'll drop to 28 degrees. 27 by 9:00. by 11:00 p.m., we'll be down to 25 degrees. your fast forecast then, a cold, blustery weekend coming up. kind of like last weekend. no storms on the horizon. none at all. so you might like that about the seven-day forecast. what about the temperatures for next week? will they be as cold, as low as what we've seen ini'll tell you in just a few minutes. >> thanks, veronica. >>> in virginia,ransportation officials are asking for federal help with their snow removal costs. out of a $93 million statewide, northern virginia has spent $35 million of that budget. last month alone, most of that was spent. officials say despite the costs they don't expect to run out of money or see any budget cuts. >>> while most of the d.c. regi
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Jan 20, 2010 4:00pm EST
's coming to washington with that 41st vote to stop it. scott brown says he's eager to become the 41st republican vote on health care. >> we already have 98% of our people insured here. >> reporter: brown gets t republicans enough votes to derail the democrats' plan. >> last night, a shot was fired around this nation, a shot was fired saying no more business as usual in washington, d.c. >> reporter: the gop's calling his election a clear message from america on several issues. >> they don't want this health care bill. it's pretty darn clear. >> reporter: president obama's urging lawmakers to focus now on areas where they agree. >> there are a number of different ways to do this. >> we heard, we will heed, we will move forward with their considerations in mind. but we will move forward for health care. >> reporter: harry reid says they'll wait to vote on health care until brown is sworn in after republicans and the president warned against a big rush. >> you may have more votes than we do, but if you do it all by yourself, the public probably isn't going to buy it. >> reporter: the late
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Jan 21, 2010 4:00pm EST
, but they are standing by if needed. >>> washington's mayor, adrian fenty, says the city is ready for whatever comes. the city is preparing for the worst because of the unpredictability of the storm. there will be 200 pieces of equipment on stand-by beginning this evening. stay with news4 and nbcwashington.com for weather alerts. we'll also have a programming note. "news4 today" begins at 4:30 tomorrow morning. we'll have your latest forecast, traffic and school closings. >>> today was another day of desperation in haiti. two strong aftershocks struck this morning with a magnitude of 4.9. just enough to stir more panic and desperation on the streets of port-au-prince. therare also signs of hope today with the arrival of more help. >> reporter: it's almost dedescribable how difficult getting by day-to-day is for people here. then you have things like choking traffic, powerful aftershocks that cause panic among people already extremy stressed. there are no jobs for many adults. nothing to do but sit and wait or look for food and water. but hope, yes. there is now a noticeae force of recovery here. thi
NBC
Jan 12, 2010 4:00pm EST
for members of the washington wizards. today, two more players missed practice to talk wit investigators about the gilbert arenas gun investigation. today, mcgee and miller talked with officers about what they saw in the locker room. seven players have now been questioned along with the head coach. the wizards play at home tonight against the pistons. another game without arenas who was suspended indefinitely by the nba. >>> the miami police officer who killed a tourist from northern virginia has resigned. apparently after failing a drug test. officer adam tabest was involved in the shooting death outside a south beach nightclub last june. he was looking to pick a fight and appeared to have weapons under his shirt. no guns were found at the scene. the officer was also involved in another deadly shooting a few days later but he was cleared of any wrong-doing. >>> montgomery county police are following strong leads in the murder of an 18-year-old overnight. police got a call from the passer-by who discovered the man this morning near brookville road in brookville. investigators say the body had
NBC
Jan 18, 2010 4:00pm EST
. >> now, the greater washington hate pi relief committee is looking for volunteers and medical call supplies. the group says volunteers are needed to help load and unload trucks of supplies and sort them over at the warehouse despieds d.c. general hospital. be sure to stay with news and nbcwashington.com for the latest on the earthquake in haiti. continuing coverage coming up right here tonight. pat? >> new at 4:00 p.m., a manassas park police captain resigned his position a day after being arrested for stealing. he was the police department's third in command. he was arrested on saturday on charges of stealing a dale city fire department's suv. mosher has been charged with felony grand larceny and misdemeanor petty parseny. -- larceny. police are still investigating the case. arlington county police say there's an investigation under way after their officers used a stun gun on a man who later died. here's a picture of the 36-year-old. police say he went to the station after shoplifting in a local shopping senter. they say when police approached him, he got combative so they used a
NBC
Jan 22, 2010 4:00pm EST
of washington today to protest abortion. protesters rallied together. they walked and they disrupted traffic today. people from all over the country came to town just for this rally. they brought their signs in support of the pro-life movement. the march for life still has several streets closed until 5:00 tonight. the march marks the 37th anniversary of roe v. wade. tracee wilkins spent the morning as thousands flocked to the mass for life at the verizon center. ♪ >> reporter: it looks like a rock concert except for the priests and the nuns. >> i feel like it's just celebrating life. it's just so exuberant and such a good experience. >> reporter: this pro-life rally and mass for life is meant for young adults and children. there aren't pictures of aborted fetuses or mangled small bodies here. there are signs warning of regret after abortion and celebrating life. it's the kind of delivery that's catching on. >> i've been involved in the pro-life movement for years and i've seen in the last five years more and more people. >> reporter: tickets for this event were distributed immediately. mo
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Jan 25, 2010 4:00pm EST
, but they have required that 50% rating. traci po to tss, nbc news, washington. >> notices are going out to eligibleeterans today. >> three baltimore men are being held without bail in connection to a stabbing death of a d.c. marine. vernon hadley, mie well wiggins and mickey woodward were arrested early yesterday. they were denied bail today. the arrest cam just one day after the murder of private first class darius ray, who was stationed here in washington. authorities say ray was at a house party in baltimore saturday night when a fight broke out. police say the three suspects will likely face murder charges. >> there's a new high-tech way to move through dulles international airport. today, the airport officials showed off their new $1.5 billion aerotrain system that will shuffle traffic and travelers through the terminal to their gate. the underground trains will replace most of the airports mobile lounges. the aerotrain system will have 29 cars in its initial fleet. they'll run every two minutes during peak travel times. officials tell us the trip from the main terminal to the conc
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Jan 27, 2010 4:00pm EST
." >>> a developing story now. washington wizards guard gilbert arenas will not be playing again this season. the "washington post" reports nba commissioner david stern has suspended arenas for the rest of the year. the two met today almost two weeks after the wizards star pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge. according to the report, arenas is the one who suggested he shouldn't be allowed to play again this year. there's no word yet on whether the wizards will try to void the restf his $111 million contract. arenas will be sentenced march 26th. >>> today, investigators with the ntsb are gathering, listening to records and tapes as they investigate the deaths of two metro workers. the two technicians were killed when a truck modified to operate on the rails backed into them yesterday morning in rockville. the workers, jeff garrard and sung oh, hur were installing equipment on the track. investigators are looking into whether metro notified everyone about the crews working on the tracks. they'll also see if the truck sounded its warni horn and if any of the two men were acting as a lookout a
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Jan 11, 2010 4:00pm EST
-election fight even tougher at home and change washington's balance of power. senator reid says he will not stop down and he wants to close the book on this controversy. live on capitol hill, i'm brian mooar, news. pat? >> thanks, brian. >> new at 4:00 today, a d.c. high school was locked down this afternoon after reports of person with a gun on campus. it happened on bening road in northeast. police locked the school down and searched the property for a weapon, but no gun was found. traffic was shut down around the school while police conducted their search. as a precaution, phelps high school nearby was shut down far short time. >>> the third accused white house party crasher is talking about his experience. officials maintain he was not invited. he said he walked in accidentally with the delegation. he w nothing he provided had his name on it. a lawyer says it doesn't appear allen did anything criminal. >>> crews are working hard to try to fix two separate water main breaks. the first one is in northwest washington. p veet is also csed between 16th and 18th street. north-south traffic in that
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Jan 28, 2010 4:00pm EST
one priority in 2010. >> reporter: back in washington, democrats echoed that. >> jobs, jobs, and jobs. >> reporter: but democrats are still pushing health care reform, vowing to crash gates and jump fences. >> that doesn't work, we'll parachute in, but we're going to get health care reform passed for the american people. >> reporter: if it sounds after the state of the union like the same obama agenda, it is. >> last night, he didn't reinvent himself. >> reporter: republicans agree and complain. >> there was nothing last night in the president's speech to indicate that there was any willingness to sit down and work together. >> reporter: barack obama admits he's back in campaign mode, fighting, he says, for working folks. >> that's wh i r for the state senate. that's why i ran for the u.s. senate. that's why i ran for president. to fight for people here in tampa and people here in florida. >> reporter: obama 2010 is sounding a lot like obama '08. a key difference is his focus on jobs and leading democrats today promised the president will get a jobs bill soon. live from the hill, i'm
NBC
Jan 7, 2010 4:00pm EST
the beginning of intense speculation about what happened in that verizon center locker room. the "washington post" reports today teammate jarvaris crittenton allegedly loaded guns in the locker room. arenas has admitted to having guns in his locker but says they were never loaded. the nba has suspended arenas without pay. meanwhile, d.c.'s police chief expects the investigation to wrap up soon. >> interview everybody involved before you jump to conclusions and place charges. that's why this is taking longer. my sense is that it's probably going to wrap up within just a few days. so the sooner the better for everybody involved. >> pat collins will have the latest on the arenas case. that's coming up right here on "news4 at 5." >>> and more legal troubles for former nba star jason williams. he was arraigned today on drunk driving charges after crashing his suv into a tree tuesday. he's in a new york hospital now being treated for injuries he received in that crash. williams did not enter a plea today but he apologized for causing trouble. his bail is set at $10,000. >>> mike shanahan had a bus
NBC
Jan 29, 2010 4:00pm EST
in washington about all of this. about this accelerator problem because there are two congressional hearings now scheduled here on capitol hill. the first one is next week. live from capitol hill, i'm tracie potts, news 4. >> thank you. coming up in our next half hour, liz crenshaw will join us in the studio. answering many of the questions you may still have about this latest toyota recall. >>> another recall today, this time for honda owners. about 140,000 of honda's have a defective master switch. the models run from 2002 to 2008. this defect could allow water to get into a power window switch and cause a fire. this has happened at least three times so far. about 10%f the vehicles need a replacement switch. the others will get a cover to prevent water from getting in. >>> president obama went to visit the opposition today at the gop retreat in baltimore. he went there armed with good news about solid economic growth in the fourth quarter. and he proposed a new jobs program. it's all part of his promise to focus on the economy and to work on bipartisanship. steve handelsman is on capitol him t
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Jan 19, 2010 4:00pm EST
. what about the orphans? we're looking at how the washington region is continuing its aid there. >>> and a bar owner takes the law into his own hands and the entire thing is caught on camera. >>> jay leno is taking the high road in the >>> welcome back to "news4 at 4." i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm wendy rieger. >>> some of the stories we're following right now, a judge hands down a five-year federal prison term for a young bethesda man who kept bomb-making materials in his bedroom. colin mckenzie-gude cried as he told the judge that he regretted his actions. a friend of his testified that he planned to assassinate barack obama during the presidential campai campaign. a search of mckenzie-gude's home uncovered ak-47 and grenades. >>> someone set a fire in germantown. families could not get out. they were trapped on their balconies before firefighters rescued them. one person suffered minor smoke inhalation. >>> rest stops in virginia will be reopened by spring. bob mcdonald promised that the rest areas will be back in business in a few months. mcdonald also says he wants to increa
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Jan 13, 2010 4:00pm EST
indefinitely. >>> today marks 28 years since the devastating plane crash in washington. in 1982, 70 people died. the plane took off from national airport, then slammed into the 14th street bridge not far from the pentagon. the jet plunged into the icy potomac river andank to the bottom. four passengers and one flight attendant survived the crash. the ntsb pointed to improper deicing as the primary cause of that crash. >>> "news4 at 4" is just getting started. cause and effect. >> up next, what the heads of major financial institutions had to say in a rare meeting today about the financial crisis. >>> then at 4:30, another major organization has announced its decision to sever ties with golf great tiger woods. >>> then at 4:45, the new and improved way to save money the next time you shop and you can avoid clipping those coupons. >>> the big question on capitol hill today, who is to blame for the big mess on wall street? that meltdown that led to the worst recession in half a century. the commission investigating the financial crisis wanted answers today from the heads of four big banks. tracie
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Jan 26, 2010 4:00pm EST
with the threat. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> a white house spokesman says mr. obama' goal is to see that quick, reliable and affordable a a antidotes will be available. >>> a startling discovery. 43-year-old lloyd woodson is accuseof having a cache of high-powered weapons. among those weapons, authorities found a grenade launer. two assault rifles and a map of an unnamed military installation. bond is set at $75,000 for woodson. investigors are still trying to figure out why he had the weapons. an fbi spokesman says he appears to have no terrorist connections. >>> congress is considering new legislation to cut down on the dangers from tanning beds. a bill under consideration would set federal rules limiting the amount of uv rays the beds can give off. the legislation would restrict the length of time customers could spend in the beds. carolyn maloney calls tanning beds cancer coffins. >> it is an epidemic. skin cancer is growing. it is dangerous. we need to act. >> last year the world health organization reclassified tanning beds as car is cinogear. >>> the school board is consideri
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